31st Novembertagung: “Axiomatics. Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives”
Ort: Online (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Beginn: 26.11.2020 09:30
Ende: 28.11.2020 18:00
This year, the Novembertagung on the History and Philosophy of Mathematics is hosted by HU Berlin from November 26th–28th 2020 on the topic of Axiomatics: Ancient and Contemporary Perspectives. Keynotes will be given by Juliette Kennedy (Helsinki), Dirk Schlimm (McGill), and Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen (Copenhagen).
While Euclid (3rd century BC) is usually celebrated as the beginning of axiomatic science, many features that are nowadays taken to be essential to axiomatics appear to be alien to ancient mathematics. A major contemporary change in the view on axiomatics was initiated by the adoption of the set-theoretic axiomatic framework as a foundation of mathematics in the first half of the 20th century. Proof theory and model theory subsequently developed as independent research fields and had a wide impact on philosophical thought. However, some philosophers also argue that the axiomatic view on mathematics may be harmful in that it omits fundamental aspects of mathematical practice.
The event is kindly hosted by the Research Training Group Philosophy, Science and the Sciences at HU Berlin and organized by Paul Hasselkuß (Düsseldorf), Tiago Hirth (ULisboa), Deborah Kant (Konstanz), Deniz Sarikaya (Hamburg), Tobias Schütz (Mainz), Anna Kiel Steensen (Zürich), and Benjamin Wilck (Berlin)
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